Montreal Canadiens: Three Reasons We Are Sad to See 2021-22 Season End

Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens Brendan Gallagher. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens players. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 29, 2022; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; Montreal Canadiens players. Mandatory Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports /

We just like to watch the Canadiens

While the Montreal Canadiens season was difficult to watch at times, it was a lot better having a team to watch and follow on a daily basis than no team at all.

One thing that the pandemic taught hockey fans was that when sports were taken away from us, we missed it even more than we could have imagined. We are so wired to be checking scores from the late night games first thing in the morning and setting up our evening around the fact that we would be sitting in our favourite chair at 7:00 PM EST because “the game is on.”

Even in a bad season, we find ourselves tuning in on a nightly basis. All 82 games are appointment viewing and you know before that game ends when the next game is and you know you’ll be right back in your favourite chair just in time to catch the drop of the puck that night as well.

Anything can happen in a hockey game, even if it is Game 82 of a miserable season. You never know, that super rookie you have been excited about for years might score his first career hat trick. That defenceman you’ve been hearing about who might sign or might not could score his first career goal.

Unfortunately, there will be no games to watch for the next five months. While the 2021-22 version of the Canadiens is not one we will remember fondly, having a game to watch is always better than just having other teams to watch or no hockey at all.